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We're going to Salem, MA in Sept 2019 so I've decided to do a witch theme for my party next year. I just decided in the last couple of days and I'm really excited about it but I haven't really thought about doing this theme before. (I have a vision for the decor which is how I know I'll end up sticking with this theme, lol)

So the main reason I started this so early is to get advice on what I should be looking for on clearance this year.

I know a ton of you have done witch themes in the past and I will definitely be looking through the old threads (would love the links if you have them handy) but I'll be brainstorming here.

So far I know I want to go more woodsy with it. I want tons of the dark green and black creepy cloth hanging from the ceiling in the main room.

And I'm going to absolutely cover my hallway in **** roaches and flies. Its something way different than I've ever done and if a witch was going to place a horrible curse on me.... that would be it.

Would love suggestions on what to look for on clearance, scene setters, invitations... anything really but the clearance thing is kind've imminent.
 

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Witch Hats!

Witch Hats are what I need to look for on clearance!

I want to hang them from the ceiling at different heights in the kitchen.
I would like to add lights to them but I'd have to do something where I didn't have to get out a ladder every time I needed to turn them on. Do they make really small lights that can be turned on with a remote?

Like this:
Witch-Hat-Luminaries.jpg

but I guess she turns them on and off individually.

https://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/45076456/image/45102922/Witch-Hat-Luminaries
 

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Here are my thoughts for a background so far with a ton of black/green creepy cloth hanging everywhere (for the living room, witches hats will be in kitchen).

witchback.JPG


I got 10 packs of creepy cloth for a $1 each at AT HOME on clearance.
 

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Creepy cloth and witch hats are definitely good ideas. I'd also look for lighting and the bugs you mentioned. I think a cauldron and potion bottles are a must for a witch scene. I think you should be able to get those on clearance. Good luck shopping the sales. Oh and hopefully you can find some animated witches!
 

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Creepy cloth and witch hats are definitely good ideas. I'd also look for lighting and the bugs you mentioned. I think a cauldron and potion bottles are a must for a witch scene. I think you should be able to get those on clearance. Good luck shopping the sales. Oh and hopefully you can find some animated witches!
Argh. I passed on an animated witch half price at Home Depot last Saturday because I got the werewolf instead. I just liked the werewolf so much more than the witch but I wish I'd have gotten both now.

I have the Creepy Rocking Granny prop, if I can't find an animated witch maybe I can dress her up like one.
 

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Stochey be sure to check out the 99 Cent Stores when the Halloween things come out. THey have lots of big bugs and beetles in HUGE sizes. I remember you from a few years ago when I was trying to find a Big Lots witch. I live north of you right on the edge of Texas/Oklahoma. I think you have a relative or friend from here or maybe someone that I taught with---if my memory is correct.

I am so envious about your Salem trip. I would love to go there.
 

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Yes they do ... look at Aliexpress ... I got some amazing lights that have a remote and change colour ... the only thing is batteries will cost you a fortune ... they have bags of coach roaches and bugs as well ... I bought a couple bags of roaches from them last year. .
Witch Hats!

Witch Hats are what I need to look for on clearance!

I want to hang them from the ceiling at different heights in the kitchen.
I would like to add lights to them but I'd have to do something where I didn't have to get out a ladder every time I needed to turn them on. Do they make really small lights that can be turned on with a remote?

Like this:
View attachment 574863

but I guess she turns them on and off individually.

https://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/45076456/image/45102922/Witch-Hat-Luminaries
 

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Keep an eye out for odd shaped bottles, jars, and other containers that can be made into potion bottles or general decor. I always walk town the toy isle in every discount store I go in looking for bags of bugs or other critters to hand out along with candy for the trick or treaters. Bagged moss from craft stores can be glued on surfaces to help create that woodsy look. CANDLES! Fake candles EVERYWHERE!
 

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Stochey be sure to check out the 99 Cent Stores when the Halloween things come out. THey have lots of big bugs and beetles in HUGE sizes. I remember you from a few years ago when I was trying to find a Big Lots witch. I live north of you right on the edge of Texas/Oklahoma. I think you have a relative or friend from here or maybe someone that I taught with---if my memory is correct.

I am so envious about your Salem trip. I would love to go there.
Yes! My husband's family lives in that area and all four kids went K-12 there. The youngest graduates this year. So we're in that area quite a bit.

I have a 99cent store right by me that I forgot existed so I can definitely check that out this year.
 

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Witch Hats!

Witch Hats are what I need to look for on clearance!

I want to hang them from the ceiling at different heights in the kitchen.
I would like to add lights to them but I'd have to do something where I didn't have to get out a ladder every time I needed to turn them on. Do they make really small lights that can be turned on with a remote?

Like this:
View attachment 574863

but I guess she turns them on and off individually.

https://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/45076456/image/45102922/Witch-Hat-Luminaries
Yes! Search for battery lights with timers. There should be a wide variety of lights that have timers on them, the ones that seem to work best for us are eight hours on 16 hours off. You just have to turn them on once a season when it gets dark, and then the timer should take care of the rest so you don’t have to turn it on and off manually every day!


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I am doing a Witches & Warlocks Ball this year and I am hanging witches hats over the dance floor and bar.
i bought them on eBay and were shipped from China. They will work nicely and were less than $1 each.
 
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